It should be a weekend to remember for New York Mets (26-14) and Colorado Rockies (18-19) fans alike this weekend at Coors Field as despite it being May 20, there is a 100 percent chance of snow during Friday and Saturday’s game.
Last night, in a span of two hours, the temperatures in Denver dropped from 81 degrees to 46 degrees (it was 91 degrees earlier in the day). As of this publication, it will be raining and in the low 40s within the hour but temperatures will continue to tumble throughout the day.
As of 5 AM M.T./7 AM E.T. on Friday, here is what the weather will look like throughout the series.
Denver weather for Friday, May 20
The Coors Field weather will not be good for the New York Mets and Colorado Rockies on Friday.
The rain is supposed to start in Denver at around 6 AM M.T., according to The Weather Channel. Then, it will be about 42 degrees. By 1 PM M.T., though, the Denver area will be getting a wintry mix of rain, sleet, and snow with temperatures around 39.
At game time (6:40 PM M.T.), it will be in the low to mid-30s with a 100 percent chance of snow. By the end of the day, there is a chance for up to six inches of snow in downtown Denver with snow totals in the Rocky Mountains to the west of Denver being over two feet.
If today’s game is played at all, the Metropolitans are going to send Carlos Carrasco (3-1, 3.73 ERA) to the mound to face Colorado’s lone 2021 All-Star, Germán Márquez (1-3, 6.16 ERA).
Denver weather for Saturday, May 21
The snow will continue in Denver and at Coors Field for the New York Mets and Colorado Rockies on Saturday.
Snow will subside around 3 PM M.T. so it will not be snowing during the 6:10 PM M.T. game but they will have a lot of precipitation to move. In addition to the roughly six inches of snow that will primarily come on Friday afternoon and Friday evening, another inch or two will come on Saturday.
So, there the chance of this game being played is much higher than today’s game.
The Mets have not officially announced their starter for Saturday but it will likely be David Peterson (1-0, 1.89 ERA in four games/three starts), who is currently in Triple-A. He would oppose left-hander Austin Gomber (2-3, 4.38 ERA).
Denver weather for Sunday, May 22
The Denver area will warm up a bit on Sunday and weather should not be much of a factor for the New York Mets and Colorado Rockies at Coors Field.
The two clubs will face each other at 1:10 PM M.T. and the high temperature will be 53 degrees with a 20 percent chance of rain. Winds will be around 7 MPH and will be blowing out to left field.
As the game comes to a close and into the evening, the temperatures will drop down to 40 and the chance of rain goes up to 40 percent.
The Mets will send Taijuan Walker (1-0, 3.52 ERA) to the mound and Colorado will counter with their best starter this year Chad Kuhl (3-2, 3.86 ERA). However, he has struggled in his last two starts (0-2, 11.74 ERA).
It should be a weekend to remember for both Mets and Rockies fans with the weather and with that, we will have coverage of the weather to start the weekend live at Coors Field if today’s game is played so stayed tuned to the site for more weather information as it develops.
UPDATE: Friday’s game has been postponed. A split doubleheader has been scheduled for Saturday with start times of 1:10 PM M.T. and 6:40 PM M.T. (half an hour later than the original start time). Below is more information from the Rockies on ticket refunding, ticket use, and more.